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    Default Finn captured untouched PE snipers, open holes

    Here's two Finn PE snipers that I just got. One is '35 and another one looks like '35 that for whatever reason was restamed to '36. All matching with the exception of butt plates (both sanitized) and restamped '36 has non matching floor plate. But I guess it's not the case where you should be picky about 100% matching parts. Beautiful bores on both and not counter bored. Both rifles are in two piece Finn stocks, one of them was never finished. I plan on using pine tar mix on unfinished stock. Isn't that what Finns used on their stocks? What you think?
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    Default added pic of '39

    Looks like one is '36 and the other is 35 overstamped with 6? If they were mine I would do nothing to the wood. They are rare and highly desirable as they are. I have 3 finn capture snipers, two top mount '37s and a really scarce top mount '39 with pot bellied finn stock like yours.. My '39 has a finish like your 35/6, seems like some kind of oil finish.... Congrats on a great find!
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    Both stocks are finished. The one that looks dry has the correct finish on it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyj73 View Post
    Both stocks are finished. The one that looks dry has the correct finish on it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

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    If that's the case, I'm not gonna touch it at all. I didn't think it was finished. Just curious what kind of finish it is? it really looks like bare wood. Was it how it was issued to Finn snipers? Obviously I plan on putting scopes back on, I hope it won't be a crime to cut out the stocks to accommodate the base of the mount, won't it?
    Quote Originally Posted by willyj73 View Post
    Both stocks are finished. The one that looks dry has the correct finish on it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

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    1935s over stamped to 36 have turned up in the past. I had an ex PE sniper that was stamped the same way and others have been noted in the past. Great rifles to pick up! I have a couple of my own that I hope to re-scope someday. Its a tough decision for me about cutting the stocks they were imported in and lean toward finding donor stocks for mine and keeping the Finn stocks as they are.
    Looking for PU scope number 10062. See post http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...light=pashutr3

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    I wouldn't cut a Finn stock. Too hard to find. I'd look for a replacement stock for it.

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    The serial number on the 36 over stamp ex-PE I had was 130002.
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    Looking for PU scope number 10062. See post http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...light=pashutr3

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    The plain brown stock is an identical finish to my mint P-series and is original. Look at the splices -if they are square it is postwar.

    A Russian sniper was captured in a Mosin stock, so if there is cutting required, find an old Mosin stock with screw-in escutcheons rather than a Finn stock.

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    I guess it's really meant to bejust found ebay lot of three mosin stocks with two of them being prewar with screw in brass escutcheons. Should have them next week. As for splices they are rounded on both rifles.
    Also what would be time correct barrel bands for these stocks. Can anybody post a picture please? I'd like to have them assembled and keep them as part of the history of these rifles after I swap them into soviet stocks.
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    The barrel bands will stay with the rifle as far as I know. You'd either have to bend them, or remove the front sight to remove the bands.

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    yeah I know) The big one actually clears the front sight, it's the small one that doesn't. Anyways what I meant is what are the correct bands for finn stocks?
    Quote Originally Posted by willyj73 View Post
    The barrel bands will stay with the rifle as far as I know. You'd either have to bend them, or remove the front sight to remove the bands.

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    You could cut off most of that wood going forward and then paint the stock in camo, that would be cool.

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    good idea, I was also thinking welding acog scope right over those mount holes
    Quote Originally Posted by nonobadog View Post
    You could cut off most of that wood going forward and then paint the stock in camo, that would be cool.

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    Are you going to resniper?

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    Most definitely))) just waiting for donor stocks to arrive and cutting will begin. Contacted Mike at Mosin parts for bolt service but so far no answer other than that should be easiest conversion ever
    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering38 View Post
    Are you going to resniper?

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